Medicine: Intelligence

Several items last week made intelligent physicians ponder their relations to the press.

In Manhattan, Dr. C. Everett Field, director of the Radium Institute of New York, had vexed many physicians by advocating a cancer-cure nostrum of one Dr. William F. Koch of Detroit. Dr. Field's advocacy was the more dangerous because of the wide press publicity recently accorded his claimed ability to transmute diamond tints (TIME, Aug. 23). But, besides Dr. George A. Soper, who spoke officially as director of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, only two Manhattan...

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